In this section:

  • Commuter Cycling
  • Following are links to sites about sensible, healthy, non-polluting, pedal powered transport – ideas for creating cycling and pedestrian friendly towns and cities, and a little help on choosing a bike.

    Comfort, hybrid, city, or utility bicycles

    If you are going to choose to jump on your bike, rather than take the car, then it helps to have a bike that is comfortable, easy to ride, and that can carry some luggage. You may not want one of the ubiquitous mountain or road bikes – there are alternatives.
    1. Frames: step-through frames are suitable for ladies and gentlemen; diamond frames are suitable for the younger and more agile.
    2. Bicycle categories: mountain bike – for riding up and down rocky or muddy tracks; road bike – for fast riding on relatively smooth surfaces; commuter bike – for riding around town, with occasional jaunts on unsealed country roads, in any weather, day or night. Then there are Comfort Mountain Bikes, Comfort Hybrids …

    Following is a selection of bicycles worth considering. Please consult your local bike shop about your particular needs.

    Commuter bicycle considerations: say you buy a bike for $1000 – it will probably last you 20 years – maybe a $25 service each year (or DIY) – that’s an annual transport cost of $75.

    How do I carry bigger loads and children?

    Commuter cycling around the world

    Cycling is a major form of transport in many cities around the world, with very active support from government. Click on images to link to articles or video.

    Amsterdam Cycling

    Cycling Friendly Cities

    Cool Copenhagen: City of Cyclists, Part 1 of 5

    Danish Cycle Pirates

    Amazing Amsterdam

    Cyclists in Copenhagen

    Melbourne Bike Lanes

    Paris Cycling Revolution